Due to the spike of infections during the third wave of Covid-19 and the easy spread of the delta variant, the Command Council has moved the country to Adjusted Level 4 regulations. This was announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa last night and we hereby give an overview of the regulations that will be in place for the next two weeks.
- Social distancing remains essential. People are urged to stay away from closed or crowded spaces.
- The wearing of a cloth face mask or a similar covering over the nose and mouth is mandatory.
- An employer may not allow any employee to perform any duties or enter the employment premises if the employee is not wearing a face mask while preforming their duties.
- Every business premises, including, supermarkets, shops, grocery stores, retail stores, wholesale produce market or pharmacy shall determine the floor space and customers and employees to not exceed 50% capacity. This is also subject to strict adherence to all health and safety protocols.
Movement of people
- Travel to and from Gauteng is only allowed for work purposes provided that such person is in possession of a permit issued by the employer which corresponds with Form 7 of Annexure A (please find attached).
- Travel between other provinces is allowed.
- Citizens are allowed to travel freely within their province, subject to the curfew.
- Form 6 of Annexure A, must be used when a person travels through Gauteng outside their scope of work. See regulations for a list of activities and the relevant form.
- The curfew has been changed from 21h00 – 04h00. No person, other than permitted workers, are allowed to be outside their homes during these times.
- Employers are urged to allow employees to work from home if possible.
Gatherings and events
- All gatherings are prohibited until 11 May. This includes gatherings at auctions.
- Hotels, lodges and other accommodation facilities are open subject to 50% capacity.
- Restaurant facilities may offer only off-site consumption of food and non-alcoholic beverages.
- Businesses and retail stores may operate.
- Schools will close on Wednesday, 30 June for Winter break.
Gazetted regulations: gg44772-2021-GOV_nn565